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Posts Tagged ‘documentary’
Learn more about the NFB’s Holocaust educational materials, including downloadable Virtual Classrooms and a variety of films, teaching guides, and apps that can help educators stimulate learning and discussion about the Holocaust.
This’ll get you pumped for spring: 14 filmmakers, 11 films, an interactive experience about skateboarding, youth culture, and urban landscapes. The project is set to launch in late spring 2014, but check out the teaser trailer right here.
Discover the endlessly-looped animated film Norman McLaren produced for Times Square as an advertisement for Canadian tourism.
HELLO 2014! Our education studios are back in full swing after the holidays, and we’re ready for an exciting year ahead. Our team is already busy creating new ways of making learning more dynamic through the incorporation of film, workshops, technology and media in classrooms across the country. 2013 brought our team a lot of more »
Starting November 25, people everywhere can take control of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and decide the fate of the world’s largest energy project when they play Fort McMoney. With over 2 years of research, 60 days of filming and 55 interviews, Fort McMoney is an innovative new documentary game from TOXA and the NFB, in association more »
The following is a guest post by Elana Cooperberg My maternal grandmother had breast cancer. My mother has had breast cancer. I was young, still a teenager, when my grandmother was diagnosed with it. I felt detached and distant from the events that played out around me. I lived in the world of the present more »
Interactive apps are an amazing addition to the classroom, as they offer students a unique way to learn new media skills and develop their creative abilities. Teaching animation is a great way to combine many curriculum links in one activity, and this is especially the case with our new, highly creative app: McLaren’s Workshop. The more »
Imagine travelling through the countryside on wagons pulled by a team of Clydesdale horses and stopping in small towns to perform a play. This is the premise of Horse Drawn Magic, a 1979 jewel of a documentary that follows the Caravan Stage Company throughout the interior of British Columbia and Alberta. The troupe travels an more »
Everyone knows music is good for kids. Music helps children develop language skills, listening skills and even math skills. Music promotes children’s self-esteem, helps stimulate brain connections and relieves stress. Music also encourages creativity in children, and teaches them the virtues of hard work and discipline. All that goodness considered, it seems impossible that films more »
To celebrate the arrival of summer, we’ve put together a list of 7 summer films that are guaranteed to educate and entertain young viewers as they try to keep cool during the summer heat. Perfect for the summer classroom, the poolside laptop or while chilling in the comfort of an air conditioned living room, these more »
Recently, celebrated cinematographer and lighting system inventor Dedo Weigert dropped by the NFB’s Montreal headquarters for a day-long workshop on a topic dear to his heart: film lighting. During lunch, the lighting wizard took a few moments to answer our questions about such things as why lighting matters, and things to pay attention to when more »